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DVD/Blu-Ray

If it’s been a long week and you’re ready to kick back at home rather than venture out to the big screen, of if you’re trying to cut back on buttery popcorn, you’re still in luck; Hudak on Hollywood curates a list of our favorite (and not-so-favorite) films recently released on Blu-Ray.
Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Fatale

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Fatale

“Monster Hunter” and “Scare Me” are also new to Blu-Ray this week.Fatale As I begin to write this review while listening to Bernard Herrmann’s score to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1958 masterpiece “Vertigo,” I’m reminded of something the Master of Suspense said during...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Croods: A New Age

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Croods: A New Age

“Wrong Turn” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.The Croods: A New Age Punch monkeys rule. They don’t say much, but they’re very colorful and let their actions, i.e., their punching, do their talking for them. And it’s not just punch monkeys. It’s also kick monkeys,...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

“Archenemy” and “Fear of Rain” are also new to Blu-Ray this week.The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee The opening scene of “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee” starts off with Paul Hogan, playing a fictionalized version of himself, walking around the Hollywood Hills when a large...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Freaky

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Freaky

“Greenland” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.Freaky A good sign that a movie is out to have fun and be entertaining is when it plays with the studio logo. It’s a signal to the audience that what we’re about to see is not a serious prestige picture, but rather...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Let Him Go

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Let Him Go

“Host” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.Let Him Go Settings matter. At least they should. In the best story writing, time and place have a meaning. They’re not merely incidental to the plot. They inform the characters and action as events unfold. “Let Him Go” has a...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Fatman

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Fatman

“Batman: Soul of the Dragon” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.Fatman As someone who’s watched a superfluous overabundance of movies, I sometimes ponder if every original idea has been exhausted. Then I watch something like “Fatman,” with a brazenly weird and...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Kid Detective

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Kid Detective

“Dreamland” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.The Kid Detective The title may be “The Kid Detective," but this is definitely an adult movie. Adam Brody plays the title character, Abe Applebaum. He’s 32 years old and still gets the same small “who stole the cookie from...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Freshman

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: The Freshman

“Spell” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.The Freshman One of the major advantages of comedy over drama is that in comedy, consequences don’t have to matter. Take for example the opening scene of 1990’s “The Freshman,” in which Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) takes...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Love and Monsters

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Love and Monsters

“12 Hour Shift” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.Love and Monsters The post-apocalyptic landscape of “Love and Monsters” would not be out of place in a zombie movie. The aerial shots show us the peace and tranquility of dense, calm forests and the tree-lined streets...

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Honest Thief

Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: Honest Thief

“The Last Shift” is also new to Blu-Ray this week.Honest Thief “Honest Thief” reminded me of a thought I had in regard to Liam Neeson while watching “Taken 3” in 2014: He shouldn’t run. He can still walk, fight, shoot, drive, and growl his lines like the second coming...